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Report: Iowa’s ‘endorsement’ of Donald Trump could be an NCAA violation

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On Tuesday, members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football and wrestling teams attended a Donald Trump presidential rally. At the rally, Trump was presented with an Iowa football jersey, which made for a really cool moment if you are in support of the republican hopeful.

He talked about how the athletes were actually “endorsing” him for his presidential candidacy. This could end up being a NCAA violation, if Trump didn’t just make a blunder about the Hawkeyes’ intentions for being at the rally.

Per the Daily Caller:

According to the NCAA’s Advertising and Promotional Guidelines, student athletes are not allowed to appear in any advertisement that “endorses a political candidate or party, or … advocates a viewpoint on controversial issues of public importance.”

This could end up not being a huge deal, but you never know with how the NCAA handles some of these touchy situations.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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